Award-Winning QLogic Gen 5 Technology Powers Fujitsu PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST Server and ETERNUS Storage Solutions
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC), the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its award-winning FlexSuiteTM 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters are now shipping in Fujitsu PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST servers. The addition of QLogic® Gen 5 server adapters enables Fujitsu customers to deploy end-to-end Gen 5 storage area networks (SANs) in combination with Fujitsu ETERNUS Gen 5 Fibre Channel disk storage systems, also powered by QLogic FlexSuite technology. Continued collaboration between QLogic and Fujitsu demonstrates an ongoing commitment to satisfy enterprise-class server and storage requirements created by advanced computing platforms and performance-intensive enterprise applications.
"With our new portfolio of end-to-end 16Gb Fibre Channel storage networking options from QLogic, Fujitsu now gives global businesses the performance and features necessary to drive today's virtualized data centers and cloud computing environments," said Uwe Romppel, senior director, head of product management server, Fujitsu. "Our PRIMEQUEST mission-critical servers provide high-end server functionality at supercomputing-level performance with the flexibility and affordability associated with open systems. Fujitsu's PRIMERGY systems provide the most powerful and flexible data center solutions for companies of all sizes, across all industries and for any type of workload."
Fujitsu Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters are designed to tackle high-bandwidth, I/O-intensive applications where reliability is critical. Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters also allow enterprises to improve price-performance, reduce power consumption-per-gigabit and support more virtual machines per server. Fujitsu Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions eliminate throughput bottlenecks from host to storage, giving Fujitsu users unprecedented application performance and optimum I/O for advanced computing environments. All QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions are backward-compatible with 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel networks, providing investment protection for existing Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure.
"Advanced computing environments are placing new requirements on storage networks from multiple perspectives; performance, time to deployment, resiliency and manageability to name a few," said Vikram Karvat, vice president of marketing, QLogic. "QLogic Gen5 Fibre Channel solutions are ideally suited to meet these requirements, and we are extremely pleased to be working with Fujitsu across their enterprise server and storage portfolio to deliver end-to-end 16Gb Fibre Channel solutions to their global customer base."
The most advanced networks demand sophisticated capabilities, and for 20 years QLogic has consistently delivered performance, innovation, flexibility, reliability and control for these environments. Breakthrough application performance gives customers faster time-to-data. Innovation delivers new capabilities, greater efficiency and maximum performance. Unprecedented flexibility connects mission-critical applications to any storage network, and robust infrastructure management capabilities put network control in the hands of customers.
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